Are the Euro's problems an example of a badly designed financial concept, or is it just a convenient political scapegoat? Those are just some of the questions explored in Martin Sandbu's fascinating new book Europe’s Orphan: The Future of the Euro and the Politics of Debt. Martin joins us in the studio to take us through it,
John Kay, visiting professor at the London School of Economics and longtime FT columnist, chats with Julitte Foster about his new book Other People's Money, the legacy of the financial crisis, and the people he calls the Masters of the Universe.
Sarah Pennells is joined in the studio by Grant Smith from the National Allotment Society and on the phone with Ruth Hayes, a reporter for the Amateur Gardening Magazine and Martyn Foulds from Halifax Home Insurance to answer your gardening questions and to discuss some of the costs involved from owning an allotment to buying and growing your own fruit and veg and of course making sure your prized plants and gardening equipment is covered with the correct insurance plan.
Adrian Wootton, Chief Executive of Film London, speaks to Sandra Kilhof and Mark Johnson about the economics of the film and film production industry as part of this week's focus on creative industries and the economy.